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John Dewey with friends and colleagues in China
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The Center for Dewey Studies is happy to announce the publication of the Comprehensive Edition of The Correspondence of John Dewey, 1858-2011 edited by Larry Hickman, with a foreword by our new Director Matthew J. Brown. Read more...

The Center for Dewey Studies is the home of research, publishing, and archival materials that focus on the life, work, and legacy of the American philosopher and educator John Dewey. On this site you will find information pertaining to the Center, its resources, and events related to Dewey studies.


Although there will be lots of activity at the Center for Dewey Studies this Summer, we will not hold regular drop-in hours for visitors.

If you would like to visit, please make an appointment by email.

Dewey Center Reading Group

The Center for Dewey Studies hosts a Reading Group on works by and about John Dewey and related figures and topics. The meetings are hybrid, in person at the Center and via Zoom. Please email if you would like to join the group and receive emails about future meetings.

In Spring 2023 the group focused on Dewey's A Common Faith (1934) and related texts. Our topic for Fall 2023 is TBD.